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Royce West Royce West
Full Name: Royce West

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 8, 2019 85th   84th   Democrat Duncanville / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd (1)   Democrat Duncanville / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   81st   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   79th (2)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (79th)   Dallas
S 23 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   76th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Tarrant
S 23 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   74th (4)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Tarrant
S 23 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (5) (6)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 79th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 3rd C.S., elected 4/17/2006; and Ad Interim 3rd C.S., elected 5/15/2006. Senate Journal.
(3) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 77th Legislative Session, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 75th Legislature, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 83rd Legislative Session, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Royce West, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 80th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 81st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Royce West, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 75th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 76th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Juvenile Justice Reform: Will It Really Make a Difference?", by Senator Royce West, Fall/Winter 1995, pp. 45-48, discussion of HB 327, 74th Legislature. Texas Lyceum Journal.
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer.
  • Committee Informationtop
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Administration  
    Education  
    Employment Practices, Select  
    Finance  
    Higher Education (Vice Chair) 
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Administration  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Higher Education (Vice Chair) 
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Education  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Redistricting, Select  
    Study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce  
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee to Study Public School Finance System, Interim  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters  
    Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Funding (Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Education Funding  
    Health and Human Services  
    Higher Education  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair)  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Medicaid Reform Waiver, Legislative Oversight  
    Redistricting, Select  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Higher Education  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments, Select  
    Redistricting, Select  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Education  
    Education Subcommittee on Higher Education  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Education Reform and Public School Finance, Select  
    Education Subcommittee on Higher Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education  
    Health and Human Services  
    Jurisprudence  
    Medical Peer Review Process, Interim  
    Windstorm Coverage and Budgetary Impact, Interim  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Education Subcommittee on Higher Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Higher Education, Interim  
    Higher Education, Legislative Oversight  
    Jurisprudence  
    Property and Casualty Insurance, Legislative Oversight  
    Workers' Compensation, Select, Interim  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Public School Finance, Select  
    76th R.S. - 1999
    21st Century Colleges and Universities, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Education  
    Education Subcommittee on Higher Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Redistricting  
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Criminal Justice  
    Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Articles II and VIII Agencies  
    Funding Issues in Education, Interim  
    Gangs and Juvenile Justice, Interim (Chair) 
    Health and Human Services  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Administration  
    Criminal Justice  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Juvenile Driving While Intoxicated Laws, Interim (Chair) 
    Juvenile Justice and Child Support, Interim  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    State Affairs  
    Workforce Development, Legislative Oversight  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Domestic Violence, Interim  
    Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select  
    Jurisprudence  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Subcommittee  
    State Affairs  
    Uniform Jury Handbook, Legislative Oversight  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Merit Selection of Judges, Committee of 100 for the  
     

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